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1 March 2017
Researchers from the University’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Geography and the Environment believe they have discovered a new way of accurately estimating ground water resources in Africa, using low-cost mobile technologies fitted to existing hand pumps.
Lakes as well as oceans: understanding new evidence of the impact of climate change in the Early Jurassic Period
20 January 2017
Geochemical and biological research offers academics a window into earth history, enabling them to piece together events that occurred before records began. Much of our understanding of past climate change is based on geology, in particular the study of sedimentary rocks deposited in the oceans.
24 January 2017
The TERESA Project, a collaboration between several European universities with scientific coordination provided by Professor Shimon Whiteson in the Department of Computer Science, has developed a robot that enables elderly people and others with mobility issues to continue to interact socially with others, without ever having to leave their room.
Entering the 'twilight zone': could distant coral reefs provide a refuge for threatened aquatic species?
27 May 2016
Most of us will be at least vaguely aware that our planet's coral reefs are in jeopardy. But why are they in danger, and what can we do about these threats?
8 June 2016
Cancer researchers are developing a bubbly drink packed with oxygen microbubbles to make treatments more potent for hard to treat tumours like pancreatic cancer.
15 June 2016
For the first time, an international team of scientists from the European Society for Translational Antiviral Research (ESAR) has mapped the spread of the HIV virus around the globe after it reached the United States in the early 1970s.
22 August 2017
Human interference in the deep sea could already be outpacing our basic understanding of how it functions, University scientists have warned. As a result, without increased research and an immediate review of deep ocean conservation measures, the creatures that live there face an uncertain future.
1 December 2015
Adrian Thomas, Professor of Biomechanics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Zoology, founded the Oxford Animal Flight Group in 1996, and at the start of this year his team spun out a new business called Animal Dynamics Ltd. He is hoping to break the human powered water speed record next year.
9 August 2016
Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum computer.
23 September 2016
Jo Johnson, the UK's Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has visited the site of the new Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) as part of his trip to China.